De La Soul doesn’t get the props that they should. Classic albums abound with the sounds they make. Found my Buhloone Mindstate cassette recently. Forgot how much I loved this album. Was practicing my mixing skills with two “Breakadawn” 12-inches on my uncle’s turntables…for hours. I’m still not that nice, haha. But this particular song “I Am I Be” has the illest lyrics Pos spit at the time. His straight-to-the-gut word cuts shows what’s in his heart and his head at the same time. Masterful lyricist. Get the whole album. (What Up Shorty No Mas! “I be 4’ 11” haha!)
I can say with all my forward seeing powers that @abdashsoul next album will be as close to classic as you can get. Dude is in a super zone. His phrases are deep, dense, dope and dramatic. He’s gonna be a great. We haven’t had equally dope MC’s as solo acts in a rap label or crew in a long time. Glad it’s happening within the TDE camp. Listen to the lyrics and check the visuals.
@CapitalSteez_ did MF Doom’s beat justice something serious. Just check the incredible lyrics this kid (teenager) spit:
“The jazzy ambience keeps me right where I belong/Ever since infinity and beyond/Lyricism isn’t appreciated in song/and I won’t dumb it down just to be business smart/The beat’s cool but it isn’t from the heart/of course, your bars just don’t require thought…”
Watch @Questlove’s 45 minute J Dilla Set at The Boiler Room in NYC. You have to understand how amped I am right now. There are so many gems in this mix starting from the very first track, to one of my favorite Dilla beats ever at the 19:41 mark. Just chill and let the music play. Thanks for this goodness Quest.
THE ‘OTHER SIDE’ OF SANDY NOT SEEN ON TV OR IN NEWSPAPERS. Sandy also struck CUBA, HAITI AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Images that you will not see in the newspapers or on TV. There are now many more homeless people in Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic suffering from the ravages of hurricane Sandy passing through their respective nations, prior to the hurricane also pummeling the east coast of the United States. In solidarity with all people, in light of the loss of their homes and loved ones, we must also speak out for them. Pain and suffering does not care about borders and true compassion has no flag to wave. Our hearts are with all who are impacted by this international tragedy. Please become more informed and support the efforts of groups attempting to help lives everywhere, who know no borders. Image of Orlando Barria (EFE) in the La Barquita, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, October 26, 2012 (A.E.L.L.A.)